PTY 610: Health, Culture and Society

Class Program
2 Lecture hours per week. The purpose of this course is to explore the relationship between culture and health and the implications for physical therapy practice. Disease, illness, curing and healing will be explored as culture constructions. Discussion will center on the impact of gender, age, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality and disability on health and illness. Through a better understanding of cultural variability and cultural uniqueness students will learn to become more effective in their communications with patients. This course is open only to students enrolled in the entry level DPT program.